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Indian Fast Food: Top 10 Chaat Recipes

 , NDTV  |  Updated: June 29, 2016 14:29 IST

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Indian Fast Food: Top 10 Chaat Recipes

Straight from the streets of North India, it's now famous all over the world. We are talking about the favourite street food of India - Chaat. It is believed that chaat was born in the royal kitchen of emperor Shah Jahan. According to legend, when the Mughal emperor fell ill, he was instructed by his Hakim to consumefoods that are light on the stomach but high on spices so as to strengthen his immunity. Hence, chaat was discovered!

Interestingly, as the country underwent foreign influences, new flavours were added on to local fare. Chaat was modified many times over, traveling from the North to Gujarat, where it took an entirely different form and taste. It then went on to becoming a Pan Indian-Subcontinental food phenomenon.

All popularIndian street foods from Raj Kachori, Bhel Papdi, Dhahi Bhalle to Paani puri, Papdi Chaat and Sev puri - heavily influence the ever so versatile chaat. Of course, every nook and corner has its own creative spin on it.

Got hit by a sudden craving? Here are our 10 best chaat recipes to your rescue! With these quick home-made versions you will have no reason to hit the food stalls.

1. Paapri Chaat
Recipe by Marut Sikka with Anil Kudamal

Nothing like the crunch of freshly made papdis topped with yogurt, coriander and tamarind
chutney. An authentic recipe straight from the streets of Old Delhi.

paapri chaat

2. Dilli Ki Fried Aloo Chaat
Recipe by Aditya Bal

Dilli Ki Aloo Chaat is what street food is synonymous with. Crisp fried potato chunks wrapped in fiery spices and tossed with chutney. Enjoy the great taste right in the comfort of your homes.

dilli ki fried aloo chaat

3. Corn and Pomegranate Chaat
Recipe by Aditya Bal

A low fat alternative for all those health fanatics.The fresh flavours of corn, pomegranate, orange, mint, coriander and tamarind will get you hooked!

corn and pomegranate chaat

4. Paneer Chaat with Chilli Chutney
Recipe by Roopa Gulati

The goodness of paneercoupled with mild spices and served with a freshly madechutney that is sweet and sour in on bite. A simple yet satisfying snack to soothe those untimely cravings.

paneer chaat with chilli chutney

5. Channa Chaat
Recipe by Aditya Bal

This healthy and hearty serving is what you need after a long day's work! A lovely mix of chickpeas, green peas, potatoes, pomegranate and tomatoes, finished with mint and tamarind chutney.

channa chaat

6. Egg Chaat
Recipe by Aditya Bal

Eggs are great any time of the day! Boiled eggs enhanced with theflavours of cumin, tamarind, tomato ketchup and a generous squeeze of lime. Top with boondi to add some crunch.

egg chaat

7. Three Bean Chaat
Recipe by Vicky Ratnani

A vibrant mix of rajma, channa, green beans, pomegranate, cucumbers, potatoes, herbs and spices, dressed lightly.

three bean chaat

8. Grilled Fruit Chaat Bites
Recipe by Sunil Chauhan, Team India

Bite into the char-grilled flavour of a variety offruits, marinated leisurely with mustard oil, anardana, black salt and honey.

grilled fruit chaat

9. Fried Palak Ki Chaat
Recipe by Niru Gupta

This fried palak chaat is a great companion on arainy day. Golden fried spinach pakoras meshed with an assortment of spices, yogurt and sonthchutney.

palak chaat

10. Lentil and Charred Broccoli Chaat
Recipe by Vicky Ratnani

All the goodness packed in one recipe. A convenient mix of lentils, broccoli and methi sprouts for your daily dose of nutrition.

lentil broccoli chaat


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